What message does Pope Francis’ meeting with Father James Martin send?
On this episode of “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and I discuss Pope Francis’ meeting with James Martin, S.J. It was the pair’s first extended conversation, though Pope Francis is familiar with Father Martin’s work and read his book on L.G.B.T. Catholics, Building a Bridge.
Up next, the first new sculpture in 400 years was unveiled in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 29. Titled “Angels Unawares,” the bronze sculpture shows 140 migrants and refugees from different historical eras. We discuss the sculpture’s provenance and how it fits with Pope Francis’ priorities.
Finally, Cardinal William Levada died last week. He was formerly head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and a friend of Pope Benedict’s. We discuss Cardinal Levada’s legacy and how the college of cardinals has changed.
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